Participants will learn about the latest trends and best practices in Chinese language assessment and discuss implications for their own program or classroom contexts. Classroom assessment can provide insight on how to improve teaching and learning, and can also be used for program advocacy, improvement, and expansion. Presenters will discuss innovative Chinese language resources, especially the Classroom Observation Checklist Kit (CLOCK), the Student Oral Proficiency Assessment (SOPA), and the Early Language Listening and Oral Proficiency Assessment (ELLOPA) all designed by the Center for Applied Linguistics, as possible models for assessment. Participants will learn how these assessments align with best practices in foreign language instruction, and will explore their applications to K-8 contexts.
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